The winners of the Fourth Annual Pocket PC magazine Best Software Awards have been announced during the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment conference. Over 80 of the Pocket PC magazine Board of Experts judged 581 Windows Mobile products in 100 Pocket PC, Smartphone, and Developer categories to determine finalists and winners.
Pocket PC magazine publisher, Hal Goldstein, said that "The annual Pocket PC magazine Best Software Awards helps users select software that best suits their Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone needs by honoring companies that produce outstanding software. The awards process is a huge 6-month undertaking involving the experts of the Windows Mobile community and beginning with several thousand Pocket PC and Smartphone products."
Pocket PC magazine’s New Products Editor, Diane Dumas, and the Board of Expert judges selected the 2004 award nominees. Approximately, 20% of the software in the Pocket PC magazine Encyclopedia of Software and Accessories were nominated. Only products and versions released by 31 July 2004 were eligible for the voting. Christian Forsberg of www.businessanyplace.net and Bob Katayama of www.han-d-solutions.com headed a team of experts to determine nominations for Developer Software.
Over 80 experts in Pocket PC and Smartphone software from around the world helped select the nominations and then voted for winners. These experts run prominent Web Sites, serve as Microsoft MVPs, and write for Pocket PC magazine and other organizations. These are all volunteers and none are employed by Pocket PC magazine.